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Chiefs' Larry Johnson avoids jail time

March 27, 2009 at 4:39 PM   |   Comments

KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 27 (UPI) -- Kansas City Chiefs running back Larry Johnson pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of disturbing the peace, but avoided jail time.

The charges stem from separate incidents involving women at Kansas City night clubs last year, the Kansas City Star reported. While entering his plea, the veteran running back admitted there was enough evidence to convict him.

Johnson was sentenced to two years probation, but a Municipal Court judge said if Johnson completes the sentence without further charges, the guilty plea will be removed.

Johnson originally had been charged with two counts of assault, but officials reduced the charges, the newspaper said.

In February 2008, a 26-year-old woman said Johnson shoved her on the side of the head inside a nightclub, the Star said. In October, a 24-year-old woman said Johnson intentionally spit a drink in her face and made a threat against her boyfriend, the report said.

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